Lisa Tyre grew up in a small town in Tennessee where the only form of entertainment was watching her crazy family, and even crazier neighbors. She figured out early on that not every child had a pet skunk, a dad who ran a bar in the front yard, or a neighbor so large his house had to be torn down to get him out. What else could she do but write? Her debut middle grade novel, Last in a Long Line of Rebels, was published in 2015, from Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Books for Young Readers, and was a BEA Buzz title. Hope in the Holler, her next novel, will be published in Spring 2018. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.